It’s been a long time coming, but we can finally share a little preview of The Tango Saloon’s new album ‘Suspicion’ (featuring Elana Stone). Announcement of release/launch dates coming soon, but for the moment we hope you enjoy what you hear!
Romero Records is very excited to announce the forthcoming release of ‘To Your Poverty Quietly Go’, the second album by Umlaut, brainchild of Bär McKinnon (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3). Swinging from meticulous chamber-pop majesty to unapologetic 4-track romps, the album plays like a twisted film score, with lush orchestrations, elegiac meditations and crushing bursts of gleeful irreverence. Have a listen.
Officially released August 29.
The Mango Balloon, Volume 3 has received an exceptionally good review from John Shand in the weekend’s Spectrum (Sydney Morning Herald). 4 and a half stars, and much great praise for all involved! The band (including guest Shenzo Gregorio) plays tonight for Jazzgroove at Foundry 616 in Ultimo. Read the review here.
Romero Records is very happy to announce the brand new single for The Tango Saloon, ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ featuring vocalist Elana Stone. This is the second single to be released ahead of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, following on from last year’s ‘In Black And White’ (and its stunning video clip directed by Julian Shaw).
The official launch is June 5 at Venue 505 (280 Cleveland St Surry Hills), featuring Elana Stone, and supported by the inimitable gypsy punk trio Mr Bamboo. Book tickets.
Romero Records’ first release for 2014 is Volume 3 of Julian Curwin’s The Mango Balloon series. Developed in 2010 as a stripped-back version of The Tango Saloon, the smaller band has quickly taken on a life of its own.
Each recording has a special guest bringing their personality to the music, and on Volume 3 that guest is Shenzo Gregorio, best known for playing ‘stunt violin’ in his project Shenzo’s Electric Stunt Orchestra (essentially, he flies!). With The Mango Balloon, Shenzo plays viola, and keeps his feet firmly on the ground, though still manages to bring plenty of fireworks to the occasion.
Volume 3 is officially launched March 19 at Venue 505.
2014 kicked off with an inspiring story from Darth Vegas saxophonist Neill Duncan, who last year lost his arm to cancer. With assistance from various organisations and individuals, Neill has been able to acquire a one-handed saxophone, and plans to play it at the upcoming Darth Vegas gig on February 8! Incidentally, this will also probably be the band’s last Sydney gig for quite a while. Read the full story here.